Plant spring flowering bulbs at the end of the month
large flowered clematis are in full flower this month. 'Ville de Lyon',
'Ernest Markham' and 'Mrs Cholmondeley' are amongst the best.
Autumn flowering bulbs planted in the Spring will be in flower now. Cyclamen, summer
hyacinth and some of the lilies will also be in full flower.
One reliable beauty for this month is Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. Pink flowers this month
turn to red and orange- brown next month. Compact and stunning, this
is a must for all gardens. Place them near the front of the border for maximum impact.
Dig up bedding plants which have finished
Cut off and dry seed heads for decoration indoors
Sow hardy annuals for early flowering next year
Lay a new lawn (or make repairs) using turf
Give your lawn a makeover - aerate and rake it
At the first frost, prepare dahlias for over-wintering